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China's top legislature to review draft laws on islands, state secrets(06/15/09)


BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China's top legislature will discuss two draft laws on island protection and diplomatic agents for the first time at the ninth session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) scheduled between June 22 and 27, according to an agenda released Monday.

Wu Bangguo (C), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature, presides over the 25th meeting of the chairman and vice-chairpersons of the 11th NPC Standing Committee in Beijing, capital of China, June 15, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)
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The NPC session will also deliberate the amendment to the Law on Guarding State Secrets, the draft law on the arbitration of rural land contract disputes, the amendment to the Law on Statistics and the draft amendment to the Law on State Compensation, according to the agenda from a meeting Monday participated in by the NPC Standing Committee chairman and vice chairpersons.

Lawmakers are also expected to review and approve the central government's final accounts for 2008 and an audit report on the execution of 2008 central budget and other financial revenue and expenditure, according to the agenda.

Also, a report on reconstruction from the May 12, 2008, earthquake and a report on top legislator Wu Bangguo's visits to Russia, Austria and Italy will be reviewed.

Wu, chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, presided over the meeting Monday.



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